Flower of the Day – August 8, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 8, 2012

“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
~Rabindrath Tagore

“Marmalade,” Portland Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L and L Photography, L and L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

 

Photo of the Day – August 7, 2012

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dPhoto of the Day – August 7, 2012

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Dragonfish,” Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Oregon. Photo taken with Permission. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – June 22, 2012

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Flower of the Day – June 22

“WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”
~ W.B. Yeats, When You Are Old

Glowing“, Yellow Dahlia, Orenco Farmers Market, Hillsboro, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 20, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 20, 2012

The more Chaotic I am, the more complete I am.”
Austin Osman Spare

‘Kaleidoscope of Colors‘, Asters, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Flower of the Day – May 20, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 20, 2012

If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
― Chad Sugg, ‘Monsters Under Your Head’

‘Life is Beautiful, and in Hot Pink‘, Dahlia, Hillsboro, Oregon

‘Each day when my eyes open it is a good day. Regardless of how horrible or painful I might feel, I am alive. That is the greatest gift of all, and I promise to live life to the fullest, until the very end.’   ~ LA Edwards

 

Flower of the Day – May 19, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 19, 2012

“In Adversity, Blooms Greatness and Beauty”, LA Edwards, Benandanti; Rise to Power

‘Greatness and Beauty‘, Begonia, Hillsboro, Oregon

 Today’s quote “In Adversity, Blooms Greatness and Beauty.” is from ‘Benandanti: Rise to Power‘, © LA Edwards, Book Two in the series “The House of Thoth” by LA Edwards

Photo of the Day – May 18, 2012

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Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Majestic Mt. Hood”, Mt. Hood, Oregon

32 years ago today, Mt St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted. We in Portland, Oregon have our own sleeping giant, the majestic – Mt. Hood. This image of Mt. Hood is posted In remembrance of those who lost their lives on Mt St. Helen’s, May 18, 1980.